With all of the gates and openers that are available out there, it can be difficult to decide which type you need. Then, as if figuring out the type wasn't hard enough, you have to go a step further and pick a brand that is best for you and your specific needs!
We want to make this a little easier for you, so we're going to cover a few of the top brands and what they specialize in so that you can decide which is best for you!
Mighty Mule is one of the most known and heard about brands in the industry, and its openers are sold as complete DIY kits.
They can be ordered through Costco, Home Depot, and some other big name stores that you might have heard of, or even the Mighty Mule website itself. Not only can they be ordered easily, but they will be delivered right to your door or work site and are extremely easy to work with.
They offer options for quite a few different gates as far as weight, but are pretty limited on any special options. If you are looking for something that is moderately priced, simple, and have doors that are relatively light, then this is probably the best option for you.
Linear openers are considered to be one of the best in the industry. They offer not only residential, but also industrial and commercial grade type openers.
As far as options go, if you have a gate for it, they probably have an opener. Slide, swing and barrier types are all ones that linear can you have covered with. Variable speeds, different horsepower, weatherproof, and the list goes on and on about what types of options you can go with.
If you are looking for industrial or commercial grade openers, then this is no doubt the option you need to go with. If you are looking for a residential opener, Linear would still be a great option but you would need to not mind forking out a little bit of extra money for the higher quality.
Aleko has been making automatic openers and other parts for quite a while now, and it shows. It's another brand that you can find at a few different department or home improvement stores, and they're very fairly priced.
As far as options go, you won't find many that can't operate on an Aleko opener. Slide and swing types, commercial or industrial and light and heavy can all be handled, as long as you choose the right opener for the job.
If you're looking for a greatly priced automatic opener without sacrificing much quality in the process of paying less, and you want plenty of options to choose from, then Aleko is the best option for you and your needs.
Hopefully this small list will at least give you a starting point on where to begin with getting your gate to be an automatic one. Choose the best option for you, go with it, and don't look back.